Library Services for Students

Research Help

Librarians are available to assist students online and in-person during the regular semester: Visit our help page for additional information.


Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is a free service used by students for getting:

  • books unavailable through OhioLINK or SearchOhio;
  • articles not available through Archer Library databases or print periodicals collection.
  • Note: students who do not attend the Ashland campus can use the interlibrary loan request form to request a scan of an article from the Library's print collections.

Books requested through interlibrary loan are delivered to the main campus Library's Circulation Desk. Requesters will receive an e-mail informing them when items are ready to be picked up.

Articles requested through interlibrary loan are e-mailed directly to the requester.

Login is required to access ILL article and book request forms.  Please use your AU username and password credentials.


My Library Account

Log in  MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT to monitor due dates, renew materials, and check the status of OhioLINK requests.

Online renewal works up to the item due date; after the due date, contact library circulation at the main desk (419-289-5400) to request a renewal.


Library Computers

Computers are widely available on the main floor, second floor, and inside the Instructional Resource Center.  A limited number of computers are located on each upper floor.


Find Me Printing

Archer  Library is part of the Find Me Printer (student) campus system. After selecting the Find Me Student printer from your computer, laptop, or mobile device, prints may be released at the following locations:.

  • Main Floor -- There are two printers on the main floor, located near the main computer area and recreational reading.
  • Second Floor -- A printer is available at the print station located outside the IRC.  It is part of the print quota system.


Copy & Scan to email

Multifunction print / scan / copy machines are located on the main floor and second floor.

  • Copies are part of the print quota system. 
  • Scans may be sent to email, login to the network is required for access.

Copyright notice of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. As such, the person using the equipment is liable for any infringement.


Fax Machine

Students may send faxes from Archer Library. For more information, ask at the Circulation Desk on the main floor. We are unable to receive faxes in the library.


Vending Machines

Two vending machines, dispensing food and drink, are available on the ground floor. Both machines accept AU Eagle card and cash.


Library Study Rooms

Reserve a study room online.

  • Study rooms are available on the 2nd (201), 4th (401), and fifth (501 and 502) floor.
  • Study rooms have a time limit 1 hour and have set occupancy limits.
  • Users are reminded not to leave items unattended in study rooms.
  • Archer Library is not responsible for personal items and belongings left unattended in study rooms.


Library Employment

Student job openings for Archer Library at the main circulation desk and Instructional Resource Center (IRC) are posted on Handshake..


Ashland University Alumni

Borrowing Materials

Alumni wishing to borrow books from Archer Library may purchase a courtesy card for limited borrowing privileges.

Database Access & Use

We recommend alumni that reside in Ohio get a free library card from the State Library of Ohio for access to similar database resources due to their affiliation with OhioLINK.